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From software updates to conference announcements, stop by Lumina's News and Events center to stay up-to-date on our company's product offerings and news highlights.

Max Henrion talks value of optionality at Energy, Utility, and Environment conference

Max Henrion delivered a talk entitled "The Value of Optionality in Deploying Grid Storage" at the 2018 Energy, Utility, and Environment Conference in San Diego, CA. The talk, co-authored with Kim Mullins, used the Puente natural gas plant (NG) versus energy storage system (ESS) comparison performed by CAISO as a case study to explore how changing dynamics in the energy storage market affect the decision to build a natural gas peaker plant or a similarly sized energy storage system. For a fair comparison between systems, including capital and operational costs and revenues, the study uses EPRI's StorageVET (Storage Value Estimation Tool), and find that increasing price volatility and decreasing battery storage costs will favor the ESS, while decreasing natural gas and/or rising and stable electricity prices will tend to favor the NG plant.

Lumina recognized as a top company to watch

The Silicon Review named Lumina Decision Systems one of the top 50 companies to watch in 2017. The article recognizes Lumina's achievements in promoting innovative tools for collaborative decisions, and its work to assist organizations in finding effective paths to a more sustainable world

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Lumina welcomes Kimberley Mullins

The Lumina team welcomes Kimberley Mullins, PhD, the latest addition to our consulting team. Kim has extensive experience in risk and lifecycle analysis of energy and agricultural systems. Most recently, she was a postdoc at the University of Minnesota, where she worked on understanding distributed energy resources deployment among rural and municipal electric utilities. Kim has a PhD from Carnegie Mellon, jointly from the Departments of Engineering & Public Policy and Civil & Environmental Engineering, where she investigated life-cycle environmental impacts and supply risks of biofuels. After growing up in Toronto and living in Minneapolis - and hearing about this year’s winter storms - she is enjoying the winter (spring?) weather in the Bay Area!

Lumina at INFORMS 2017 in Houston

Please come and meet us in person at the INFORMS Annual 2017 meeting at the  George R. Brown Convention Center, in Houston, Texas Sunday October 22 to Wednesday 25, 2017.

Anyone meeting us at INFORMS or attending one of these talks will receive a free trial of our Optimizer software and a 20% discount on any purchase of Analytica made within 30 days.

Analytica Tutorial by Max Henrion on session SD79, Sunday 22nd, 5.15pm to 6.00pm SD79 in 381B

Tutorial on Environmental Policy and Decision Analysis by Max Henrion in session  TC03, Tuesday, October 24, 12:05 to 1.35pm PM in room SD79

New icons and popup node controls in Analytica 5.0

Analytica 5.0 Release!

The Lumina team is delighted to announce the release of Analytica 5.0 on October 30th, 2017! This major new release includes literally hundreds of new and improved features. 

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Award to Panama Canal for saving 160Mt CO2 using Cubeplan

The Panama Canal Authority was recognized by the International Marine Organization (IMO) for reducing greenhouse gas emissions from international shipping by 160 million tons of CO2 over the next decade.

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Cubeplan recognized as Best New Vendor by BPM Partners

Cubeplan was selected as the best new vendor in 'The Pulse of Performance Management 2016: The Top Solutions for Budgeting, Forecasting, Consolidation, Reporting, and Analytics.'

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Targets and turmoil in UK energy policy: energy modeling at the science-policy interface

L3 Event (Lumina Lunch & Learn)

Francis Li will talk about (and demo) the BLUE Analytica model at  Lumina Decision Systems,
1350 Dell Av, Suite 101, Campbell, CA 95008
Noon to 1pm on Wednesday, 8th June 2016
RSVP if you would like us to provide sandwiches, or want to attend remotely.

Redesigned Analytica wiki

We have totally redesigned the Analytica wiki with a clean new look:

See What’s new in the Analytica wiki? for more.

Announcing the release of Analytica 4.6!

Analytica 4.6 is now available to everyone with current support! New features in Analytica 4.6 include increased speed, OnClick and OnChange events, additional graphing features, COM integration with other applications and more. Users of Free 101 editions and better can now all use Buttons and Spreadsheet functions. For a full list of updates, check out What's New in Analytica 4.6?  on our Wiki.

If you have current support, Analytica should prompt you for a free and immediate upgrade to 4.6 when you run it next. Otherwise you can renew your support to upgrade to 4.6.  If you have any questions please email us at sales@lumina.com  or call 650-212-1212.